DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES FOR ELDERS’ WELFARE ADMINISTRATION IN BANGKOK.
The research objectives represented 1) to study the nature of elders’ welfare administration in Bangkok and 2) to illustrate development guidelines for elders’ welfare administration in Bangkok. The qualitative research approached on in-depth interviewing through questionnaires. The population consisted of operators who operated with elders’ welfare in Bangkok. The sample selection represented purposive sampling on 15 districts from 50 districts. The in-depth interviewing was made for data collection. The data analysis was obtained with classified relevant contents in and reduced unrelated issues for summarizing them and answering research questions.
The research finding found that 1) the intense needs of elders’ welfare service represented the welfare in term of hygiene, welfare, life safety and amusement 2) the characteristics of welfare service consisted of five elements of freedom, participating, care, self-satisfaction achievement and admiration 3) the aspect of elders’ quality life activities that aimed to develop the elders’ quality life with three elements of social and mind adaptation, saving behavior and learning behavior 4) the successful promoting factors with three aspects with strenuous community, organization and network, involved development community with clearly supporting policies and clearly organizational supporting and promoting policies 5) the development guidelines of elders’ welfare service in lower Northern with six aspects 5.1) elders’ activities learning development to retired behavior 5.2) the aspects of welfare service 5.3) the potential of elders’ club 5.4) the organizational potential and elders’ health networking 5.5) the potential of health networking on temple and monks 5.6) the goals of quality of life and development on healthy communities.